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Poster: brudog Date: Dec 9, 2005 12:48am
Forum: etree Subject: FLAC files and Phil shows

I've streamed both of Phil's gernerous free soundbds from late November. I am new to flac files and want to down load these two free shows. Please advise on what applications i need to download and add these to iTunes. Thanks.

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Poster: elkdog Date: Dec 9, 2005 4:13am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

If you want to keep it lossless in iTunes, you've gotten some good advice below. However, if you're like me and your ears won't notice the difference, try the vbr.mp3 format. These are still high bitrate mp3's, which sound great to me. They are smaller, download faster, and take up less space. Also, they come complete with the metadata, so you won't have to enter all the song titles in manually. Just a thought, if you aren't attached to lossless.

This post was modified by elkdog on 2005-12-09 12:13:06

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Poster: xtifr Date: Dec 11, 2005 8:35pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

If you're going to go that route, you're even better off getting the Ogg files, which are both smaller AND better sounding than the VBR MP3s. It's what you might call a win-win. :)

You're slightly more limited as to the number of systems that will play them, but there's certainly lots and lots that will. (WinAMP standard edition, for example, as well as the very popular foobar2000, which also handles FLAC.)

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Poster: lazy river road Date: Dec 9, 2005 1:07am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

Try this link to download the FLAC decoder.

http://members.home.nl/w.speek/flac.htm

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Poster: brudog Date: Dec 9, 2005 1:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

Thanks, I'll check out this link. I am using OSX if that helps you in your advise.
Happy Holidays.

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Poster: Dan Houlihan Date: Dec 9, 2005 3:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

I use xACT for OSX and it works perfectly. Just drag any of your files into the app and decode. It decodes into either aiff or wav. Within iTunes you can convert to MP3.

http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/21952

Dan

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Poster: brudog Date: Dec 9, 2005 12:36pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

Thanks for the link - the xACT works like a charm!
i'm Grateful!

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Poster: brudog Date: Dec 12, 2005 12:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: FLAC files and Phil shows

I tried using AudioHijack to capture live streaming concert music and it crashed my iBook each time - any ideas
Thanks
Brudog